Monday, June 8, 2015

JFJ 15 for 30 Challenge - Day 8: Stencils and Templates

Stencils have become extremely popular in mixed-media art, and you can buy a plethora of artfully designed stencils from websites and craft stores. But what if we used generic letter and shape stencils or found stencils? What if we made our own simple templates to trace?

For this fifteen minute challenge focus on using generic stencils, not those designed by some of your favorite mixed-media artists. Or find objects that can be used as stencils - plastic mesh or window screen come quickly to mind. You might want to cut your own shape template from card stock or thick plastic film that can traced again and again, but keep it to something that you can cut in a couple of minutes. The challenge is to use it in your journal not to spend the entire time creating the stencil.

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